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CBS
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. in another document, defense attorneys say three days after the friday night shooting they called the campus to report the existence of a package mailed from holmes to the university. that prompted a swat team to recover the package from a campus mail room. documents say inside the package the technician found a notebook with a post-it note. cbs news sources say that notebook has drawings and writings about a mass shooting. today the notebook is under court-ordered seal, but documents reveal a police officer on the scene fanned through the notebook before it was handed over as evidence. the defense documents also revealed that it has hired a sychiatric expert who will also testify on holmes' behalf, but nothing in the document says that mental illness will be used as a defense. and, scott, a lot of information still not out there because they have not released a number of the documents. >> pelley: barry, thank you. police in massachusetts today arrested a crime lab scientist and accused her of faking thousands of tests that may have put innocent people behind bars. elaine quijano is followin
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in defense cuts over the next 10 years. the department of defense estimated that president obama's defense cuts could result in as many as 1.5 million jobs lost. what can president obama to win the veteran vote? when you are talking about numbers like that in this economy. >> it is important to point out ryan budget cuts veterans benefits by 13%. it is important for the president to emphasize what he has done for the military and veterans, whether it is aid for military families or whether it is increasing benefits for veterans or his post 9/11 g.i. bill there's a strong record he has to try on and he should tuck about that. >> heather: trey what about those numbers? >> you will not be able to convince veteran vote there's republicans are not going to stand up for them. they will be there for him, they know regardless of the budget cutting republicans are proposing which is much needed in this town in terms of the waste, fraud, abuse or unnecessary spending that they are going to be there for our military that has never been a question. >> heather: defense secretary panetta says the cuts w
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
-hanging fruit that is defense cuts as well as the entitlements. medicare, medicaid, and social security. where do you see opportunity for cuts? >> we see opportunity across the budget. in agriculture, in transportation. as you say, in defense and in general government programs but across the government we think there's opportunities. probably if you look at crop insurance or commodity payments in the agriculture, that can add up. smaller areas that's $1 billion. $1 billion here, $1 billion there, it adds up to money. we wanted a menu of thoughtful choices to reduce our deficit and avoid sequestration. >> go through it for us. because, you know, i guess if it were that easy, it would have been a lot simpler getting to the point where we're at. can you talk to us specifics about what you think should be cut? >> sure. that's what we wanted to do in this report. it's more than $100 billion in agriculture, more than $100 billion in energy, and as i said, in agriculture, commodity crop payments, reforming crop insurance. in energy, we'd like to eliminate the entire tight. 17 loan guarantee program w
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, that professor reported the threats and holmes was banned from campus as a result. defense attorneys say those accusations of threats are false. >>> but police confirm today the gunman behind a deadly workplace shooting in minneapolis had been played off hours before opening fire. another person died today raising the death toll to six now which includes the shooter who took his own life. the company's founder was among the dead. >>> coming up on 9news arnold schwarzenegger promises to tell all in his new autobiography. >> what does maria think about the memoir and bringing this all up? >> i think maria is wishing me well with everything i do. >> more from the 60 minute interview when we come back. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audi
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
button issue of same-sex marriage. one case on appeal deals with the defense of marriage act which the obama administration it will no longer defend in court. another appeal involved california's prop 8 that would amend the state's constitution so california would recognize marriage between man and woman as legal. >> this is one of cases you have seen it from the cases that were started filing that would make it to the supreme court. >> we could know as early as monday morning whether the justices have decided to take up both of those cases. >> gregg: shannon, thanks. >> heather: a tsa agent busted for stealing from passengers is speaking out. he says that he may have been one of the most prolific at tsa but when he tried to sell a stolen camera on ebay. estimating he stole $800,000 of items from flyers. he said he did it because he wasn't getting paid enough and he wasn't treated right by former colleagues but he wasn't the only one. that stealing was very commonplace. >> it was so easy, one day i walked out of there with video game nintendo wii, i walked out in my hand and nobody
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
ladicals with safans. the american freedom defense initiative sued last month for the right to display the ads metro stations. they up in subway stations in new york city and the judge said they must be displayed in the d.c. area no later than 5:00 on monday. the metro sportsperson said that metro will comply with the order and the ads will go up this weekend. robert muse of the american freedom law center joins us live by phone. the attorney for a blogger who sued the right to put up the ads and good to have you with us, sir. >> it's great to be with you, sir. jot real fear here from metro, and i think, new york subways as well was the potential violence in the middle east, after the movie depicted someone who was bad or equated as a fraud. you didn't see it this way? no, in fact to equate that violence to anything that -- is pure speculation. one of the things can you see, and i am sure one of the viewers will see, all of the activity and violence going in the middle east. in a civil society, if you object to speech, the response to that is not to engage in violence but more speech a
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
local safeway store. . >>> afghan defense officials are calling ate misunderstanding. tonight five people are dead, including an american soldier and an american contractor after a fire fight between u.s. force and their afghan army allies. the afghan soldier reported think walked up to a group of unsuspected troops, exchanged a few words and opened fire. u.s. forces then shot back. nato has not said whether it considers it an inside attack at this point. the number of troops killed since the u.s.-led invasion in 2001 is now exactly 2,000. >>> the first presidential debate of the campaign is in three days. today, both parties were trying to lower expectations, which is typical. what wasn't typical today is what anne romney had to say about her husband and her concerns if he becomes president. nbc bay area's kristin walker has the latest. >> reporter: with four mock debates under his bet, the president will rally supporters in nevada before jumping in to the debate preps ring with senator john kerry, his sparring partner, channelling mitt romney. in an iowa poll out today, president
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
the benefits for seniors and my generation so these promises are kept. we believe in strong national defense. we do not agree with the president's reckless defense cuts because we believe in peace through strength. [applause] in the live free or die state, we know this to be true. we want to be in control of our own health care. to do that, we have to repeal and replace obamacare. [applause] the choice is clear. we can either stick with the failed policies of the last four years for the next four years, which gives us a stagnant economy and foster's government dependency, or we can fix these problems. we can bring the leadership we are lacking and have a dynamic, growing economy that produces opportunity, upward mobility, and self-sufficiency, and economic growth. higher take-home pay, a stronger middle-class, and getting people out of poverty and back into the middle class growing economic security. this is doable. we can do this. this election is not just about material issues. this election is about the fiber of our society. this election is about the kind of people we will be and the kin
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
differently. convicted of violent crimes and dealing drugs as prosecutors and defense attorneys stumble to clean up the mess. investigators say he lied about drug samples from a case last year and testified under oath she had an advanced degree from the university of massachusetts. the school has no record of her. co-workers raised suspicions about her years ago. one red flag, her extreme productivity. while her fellow technicians tested 50-150 samples a month, she tested 500. state police say she tested samples involving defendants over the [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. .. al thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse whi
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 2:30am PDT
foreign policy speech days after the debate. over the weekend, the white house was on the defensive after the friday's announcement that the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in bengahzi was deliberate and organized. peter king of new york called on susan rice to resign as u.s. ambassador to the united nations after she initially claimed the attack on the consulate was part of the spontaneous protest after an anti-islamic video. yesterday paul ryan and john mccain slammed the administration's handling of the deadly attack. >> the response was slow, confused, inconsistent. they first said it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist attack if this was one tragic incident that would be a tragedy in itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture that the obama foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes on tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that al qaeda is on the wane, everything is fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> how else could you trot out our u.n. am
Current
Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
's not on the offensive. he's on the defensive. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: with these republicans, you got to stay on the offensive. >> bill: absolutely. >> caller: come out with lie after lie after lie. and they're going to do it until it almost makes you believe the lie until you fact check. out on the stand he wasn't prepared. wait a minute. he had -- american people have voted him ahead of romney so far. so how could you get there and i hate to say it and just stumble like this? >> bill: you're not the first one to use the word stumble. glen said that in pretty -- in politico this morning. maybe he felt -- look, this thing's in the bag. i'm not going to blow it. by getting too assertive and too aggressive here but uh-huh. this thing ain't in the bag. far from it. not at all. and for millions of people last night, you know, we're into this all the time. okay? you and i. we do that every day. we do it for three hours every day. on radio and on television. so we're into all of these -- a lot of people watching last night
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
trillion just to give you a sense over ten years that's more than our entire defense budget. and you think that by closing loopholes and deductions for the well to do somehow you will not end up picking up the tab. then governor romney's plan may work for you. but i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. look, we've tried this. we've tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch that was made in 2001 and 2003. and we ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. we ended up moving from surplus to deficits. and it all culminated in the worst financial crisis since the great depression. bill clinton tried the approach that i'm talking about. we created 23 million new jobs. we went from deficit to surplus. and businesses did very well. so in some ways we've got some data on which approach is more likely to create jobs and opportunity for americans. and i believe that the economy works best when middle class families are getting tax breaks so that they've got some money in their pockets. and
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. and that's on offense. then you think about what he has to do on defense. he's going to be on the defense on the 47%. he's going to be on defense on his tax question. i mean, this is a guy who doesn't have very much to work with at this point. so it's hard for me to see, even if he doesn't make a major gaffe, which he does on a weekly basis, even if he doesn't, what ammunition does he have to actually have a good showing? >> i'm told there are examples of elections turning on debates, president bush for example started gaining on al gore when they faced off in 2000. is it usually the case that debates are quite the kind of game-changer that everybody thinks this one has to be for romney to do anything successfully in november? >> no, it's not. the historical data shows that i think we sort of exaggerate the role of debates. i would tip my hat to the washington monthly that has a nice article that goes through some of the political science and polling on this. it says they have a marginal impact. one notable exception was the 2000 debates between bush and gore where it appears gore pllo tw
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm PDT
-- they need to be a little aggressive. they need to take -- >> what's the best defense? >> good offense. >> i would recommend the president. why did the cavalry leave the fort to fight the indians? do you know why? >> why. >> they're cavalry. thank you. >>> coming up, we have a new scoreboard. not like in the old days but spinners will be there. let's watch the power of the tweeter, the twitter, what's going to happen? we'll have people talking about real life, in time, while it's actually happening telling us who's winning this thing and which candidate did a better job framing the argument, deflecting criticism. we'll look at body language, too. how they stand, what they look like. caught on tape, running mate's edition yesterday. the tou"the huffington post" qu paul ryan as saying conservatives wanted 30%. that's going to be in the debate. running mates are causing some headaches for the presidential candidates. >>> also, have i some questions of my own for the candidates. i'm going to ask michael steele and eugene robinson to fill in for obama and romney and let me ask my "hardball" quest
Current
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
and he's going to defend it proudly. the one that's going to be on the defensive is going to be romney. and i expect obama to be very aggressive on romney during these debates. it will be fun to watch. >> i'm not defensive. you're the one that's being defensive. it's not me, it's him. >> of course i know that. ha ha, ha, ha. >> stephanie: combination of that and the liar. >> well, that minus the cigarette. >> stephanie: exactly. yeah. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] puck a publication and there is a mitt romney failing campaign story. the "l.a. times," mitt romney struggling, makes a new effort to connect. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] mitt romney prepares for his pi otal first debate against obama his campaign struggling to regain its footing. >> it's hard. stop it. >> stephanie: he's still struggling to connect with voters, a challenge that confronted him since the primaries, back when he was mitt and the problem is he's still mitt. >> ann: stop it. >> stephanie: stop being mitt. stop be
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 1:30am EDT
and is necessary to prevent us from-- >> so you're worried and he's the only guy in the line of defense? >> you think there's somebody else? >> and mr. payne? is charlie going to bank on-- >> i'm sorry, i'm on to mr. payne. >> the ceo's-- the problem and they point specifically to the administration and listen, if you think this first, this war on success, this war on business is bad right now, a second term in my mind will be devastating because i sincerely believe the administration is going to have after profits generated overseas before they're brought back and reach over and take those profits and put them into infrastructure bank and i think there notion of taxing and the notion that the publicly traded companies that their property belongs to the public domain, of course the ceo's, every one of them have to be frightened. you've got 38 jars out there. the epa running amok. the national labor relations board. of course they're afraid. did you see the economic data this week? and the manufacturing contract, and. >> i think the confident report has a lot-- >> no, i think that they're being
WETA
Sep 28, 2012 8:30pm EDT
on this :. >> this was the message of this speech at the un. he speaks of next year as being the red line, and remember, our defense secretary said that israel would like the attack in april, may, or june. so it is giving obama a bit of a concession, saying that we can wait a little more but not that much more. >> iraq and afghanistan have worked out so damn well. why not iran next? >> simultaneous. who do they give it to? >> touchdown. >> i've never seen anything like that in my years in football. >> who would have thought that the fans would be cheering nfl referees? what a country. >> it is our great country, and any group, the national referees, who were kept out of the shortsighted and selfishness and greed of the owners and their lackey commissioner, mr. goodell, have cheering for them scott walker, the union-busting governor of wisconsin, and paul ryan, the union-busting vice- presidential nominee -- he has become a labor activist. what a great country this is. >> strong note to follow, charles. >> you can always leave it to mark to find a partisan ankle to anything. it was a lousy call by guys who do not kn
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
. moore, who is an active member of the richmond active alliance, wrote this e-mail in his defense. things got heated and i got in his face and said some pretty mean things, including calling him a bully and a coward. at that point corky punched me in the face and i tried to hit him back. >> richmond police told an off-duty police officer saw moore punch the council member, not the other way around. and richmond police are also investigating what they called improper touching of a female by buze which they say is also a misdemeanor assault. that occurred on september 20th. he denies doing anything of the sort. >> because there's no charges pressed against me. there was conversation, but no charges. >> david moore did not return our calls for further comment. buze said he feels thursday seas violence is the sign ever things to come. he said the naacp and other organizations will be at the tuesday council meeting for support. in the newsroom, i'm thomas ramon. >>> gov. jerry brown has band agency to cut off velez phone service without a court order. that's what bart did during a protest agai
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
like his poll is are defensible. >> i'm impressed by governor romney. especially with the hard hit about lack of specifics. >> have any of you now made up your mind? you're still all undecided. >> those stubborn undecided. you can hear more at 11:00 on msnbc. clearly for republicans who were thrilled to be in this room last night, this was a needed shot in the arm. and though the obama campaign has tried to argue romney's aggressive approach, the president governor came off more likable. >> were you satisfied with the performance? >> well, he's never satisfied. he's always challenging himself. >> i do think there's a sense of, you know, a dynamic shift in the campaign. i know there's a lot of talk about the style. governor romney was in command of the facts and had solutions. but he laid out a very clear choice. >> oning the debate is always a two part deal. the night itself and then the aftermath. team obama with pressure to win the aftermath. they will draw attention to specific pledges that are mathematically difficult. his vow to keep any tax proposal deficit neutral. and then
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 1:00am PDT
advisers were spinning a bush debate victory, they were on the defensive today about the president's demeanor last night. the television coverage, he appeared at times irritated, dismissive, frustrated by his challenger. >> he's always been a president and a person who wears his emotion on his sleeve. >> reporter: if some in the white house thought it would put this race out of reach, a reality check today. one senior adviser said no one would put the race way in one night. >> this is not who went on with win the eventual election but about who won the first debate. when a sitting president is facing his challenger. in 2004 when the incumbent president george w. bush lost badly to his challenger that year, that pushed the tally for incumbent presidents trying to win first debates against their challengers to 1-5. one win, five losses. in the six times that we had done it before we did it last night. that's the sum total of our american president of putting sitting presidents up against challengers in their first tv debates. that was the record for incumbent presidents and their cha
FOX
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
. also on the docket, whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional. it states the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages. >>> occupy d.c. is back, and it could cause some problems for your commute this morning. the group is planning to hold several demonstrations today to mark the one-year anniversary of that movement here. news 4's megan mcgrath live at farragut square now with more on what we can expect today. megan? >> reporter: good morning. we could see a pretty dicey rush hour this morning as well as some traffic tie-ups later on in the afternoon because of the demonstrations that are scheduled. in fact, one is about to get under way about an hour from now. we are expecting possible road closures associated with this. this is the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. you may remember when the protesters camped out in mcpherson square in freedom plaza. they were there for months protesting corporate greed, among other things. they were ultimately moved on by u.s. park police who began to enforce no camping rules. on this anniversary,
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
was on cruise control, sort of playing a prevent defense against newt gingrich. but then once gingrich won south carolina, he turned it on. the next couple of debates, everybody talked about gingrich master debater and romney won. he does have some debating skills. >> he's good under pressure. and the good part is, he's under pressure. >> here's the historical problem with that, there's very little correlation between debate performance and changing the dynamic of a race. you have to search wide and far to find somewhere where the debate has changed the dynamic in the race in a person who's not leading 45 days out if a guy comes back and wins that race. he's up against history here for changing the dynamic. >> but there is a challenge. he has to be likable. only one out of five americans are going to watch this. those are the opinion makers across this country. what he has to be is likable. the pundits say, he didn't make this point or that point. you decide who wins a debate on television with a sound-off, not on. >> i disagree with you a little bit. you go back to 2004. john kerry went into th
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
's children that will ensure a strong defense down the road. please take this opportunity to turn off your cell phones. thank you. joining us today are four distinguished retired military leaders and representatives from the department of defense who are concerned with childhood obesity posing a real threat to our long-term national security. let me introduce our speakers our general richard miers, u.s. air force retired, served as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff from 2001-2005. admiral james loy, u.s. coast guard retired, a former deputy to u.s. secretary -- secretary, the security breach lieutenant general norma spike and general pinkney. our first speaker will be admiral willloy. we'll take a few questions from the media. and then we will separate one- on-one interviews. thank you. >> good morning to you all. thank you, amy, and thank you for your personal commitment to this cause. if you folks think herding cats is difficult, think of 200 officers. thanks to the leadership of the team, we have made good progress over the last couple of years. two years ago, our initial report en
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
of texas. and we are waiting for thea, peels relate to the defensive marriage act and section 8, as marriage between only a man and a woman. we will get a preview from a d.o.j. official. republican lawmakers are demanding answers about the cofnsalate in libya that left four americans dead. the head of the house homelaommg for the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, to resign. joining us, a member of the house armed services committee. sir, thank you for your time today. >> you are welcome. good to be here. >> shannon: do you feel you have been briefed and brought up to date at this point? what are the biggest outstanding, remaining questions for you at this point? >> we were given a classified brief beige hillary clinton and others. i feel like we got more from the niewrns than from the briefing. i think it was very inadequate and unhelpful. i agree with peter king. and susan rice should be resign. this is incompetence at best or a coverup at worst. >> shannon: all right. do you feel she was sent with the best information she had at the time? she did say at points, this is
Current
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
just to give you a sense over ten year's that's more than our entire defense budget and you think that by closing loop holes and deductions for the well to do somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then governor romney's plan may work for you, but i think math common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. we have tried this -- we have tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch made in 2001 and 2003, and ween ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. we ended up moving from surplus to deficits and culminated in the worst financial crisis since the great depression. bill clinton tried the approach that i'm talking about. we created 23 million new jobs went from deficit to surplus, and businesses did very well. so in some ways we have data on which approach is more likely to create jobs and opportunity for americans, and i believe the economy works best when middle class families are getting tax breaks so they have money in their pockets, and those of us who ha
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
policy questions and in fairness he gets a chance to put president obama on the defensive the but to sflan to the american people specifically what he wants. here's the unfortunate truth about this, chris. both presidential candidates, president obama and governor romney are smart individuals. this is going to be a very good debate, because both are policy wonks and they're not afraid to answer a detailed question. >> nera, this morning chuck todd said to be honest -- they're both smart men, but neither is a great debater. he thinks the vice presidential debate will be a lot more interesting. however, mitt romney has 20 primary debates under his belt and president obama has none this time around. if you look at history, the past four incumbent presidents have had a difficult time in the first debate. give me your take on this. >> the president has had numerous press conferences. obviously piece asked questions about policy and he has to answer them. he has to practice having sharper answers, because you have a limited amount of time. i do think, though, that governor romne
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
it in those swing states. and that's because mitt romney played defense a lot of the first half of this year. whether it was in the primaries or in may, when the primary was finally over, and the obama campaign really started to hit him hard on his bain record. there hasn't an opening or an effective way for him to articulate a vision to turning the economy around. and it shows in the poll numbers. >> lynn, if governor romney can't hang this economy over the president's neck in the next three or four weeks, is there a chance he can beat him? >> of course there is one big blooper from obama, and the mistake may certainly change the trajectory of the campaign. but garrett made a very good point. i want to quickly build on another reason why obama might have dealt with housing today. he's doing his debate prep in a suburb of las vegas. where is he now that it's hard hit? so, again, this is another reason -- a reason he's camped out there, deliberately, so to try to bolster his support in nevada. and again, i think he's just prophylactically building a community around himself, dealing with hous
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
will define the debate in this answer, whether he is going to be defensive about it or whether he is going to got offense about it. i think that will probably define the whole debate, because it is going to be about the economy tonight. >> these tapes do matter, at least one tape will matter, and that being the one at the private fund-raiser? >> tamron, what i'm talking about everybody is throwing out the videos, a gotcha moment. i think the voters that matter, the undecided, are not concerned about the videos but the direction of the country. i think at 9:00 tonight, the first time, we are going to see both of these folks on stage giving their personal views on what they want to do with this country. i think that's going to be the moment that matters. >> let me get michael n you talked to people all day around the country. some of those people, conservatives, many i imagine are independents as well. i'm curious, off situation here, i know chip said some people on the other side. but you have the drudge report, the daily caller, some of the biggest voices in conservative television and rad
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
romney's only defense on that, since i don't think he'll give us specifics, is rhetoric and to make it sound like he has a plan. >> do you agree with that, mike? >> i think both have holes in specifics. the president hasn't been very clear about what he's going to do to social security, to medicare. romney hasn't either but it's not like one candidate totally filled out that ballot. i think this is a situation where mitt romney comes in with a much bigger hill to climb but yet more opportunity. in minds of a lot of people they're thinking of 47%, they're thinking of -- they're thinking of the sort of monty burns car ka tour. what debates are good at are getting through caricatures. this is one time in the cycle we'll get the two candidates standing next to each other and cuts through caricature and the falsehood as well. >> john, part of romney's strategy -- >> reporter: me? >> yes, john. >> reporter: i was going to say, i totally agree with michael. first of all, president obama in several significant areas, like entitlement reform going forward, has also not laid out specifics. bu
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
to you? tax cuts for big oil? no problem. trillions for defense, go right ahead. but big bird has to go is this get the bird who teaches our kids out of here? the president responded today. >> last night governor romney ruled out raising a dime of taxes on anybody ever no matter how much money they make, he ruled out closing the loophole that gives oil companies $4 billion in corporate welfare. and when he was asked what he'd actually do to cut the deficit, and reduce spending, he said he'd eliminate funding for public television. we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. but that's what we heard last night. the fact is governor romney's math just doesn't add up. >> the math doesn't add up? umm. maybe mr. romney needs a little sesame street. joining me now is david corn, washington bureau chief for mother jones, and an msnbc political analyst, and michelle cottle, washington correspondent for "daily beast." thank you both for joining me. michelle, mitt romney doesn't like to give specifics, but when it comes to big bird, no problem. >> well, no problem except it was
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. that is the most important thing. the defense of our country really is the most important thing. this president's attitude towards the mideast has caused the whole middle east to be up in flames. everybody can watch on their television. what do they think this is caused by? it is caused by a very weak attitude towards -- these terrorists are irrational. any person that would put a bomb on their children and send them into a restaurant, you're never going to rationalize with them, because they want to go to paradise, to heaven. how anybody can dig their going to talk to him -- he is naive and was never equipped to be president. i was very happy that he got in because he was black and i thought that was a wonderful thing for america, could have a black president, but i really don't understand how anybody can vote him in again. host: let's look at an opinion piece in the wall street journal. other opinions stories today -- we're asking whether you plan to what the presidential debate tomorrow night. in's hear from rachel florida and on our democrat line it. caller: thanks for taking my call. i wou
FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
national defense and highways, and things like that everybody should pay something. you notice governor kaine, running down there for senate, former governor kaine, he said he would look at a tax proposal where everyone at least pays something. i think there is a -- i think that is a very american sentiment we all contribute. i came from a family with 9 kids, and we all put together to buy something for parents, i think that has real appeal, once you get in to specifics, you got problems. neil: you know, interesting in this, is that, even though romney caught hell for his 47% comments, accord toth poll, pat, 63%, think that substance of his comment about dependence on government is somewhat true. he is right. what do you make of that? >> you know something, 1935, fdr in his state of the union, said this relief, that is welfare is a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human shar hume must and shall get out of this business of welfare or relief, he is right, they did get out of it everyone agrees, if you have somebody that is down and got a rile problem, we all get together and help them
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